Flameback is a woodpecker that is found in Southern India. Woodpeckers are unique in the way they catch insects to feed themselves. They have long beeks and tongues which allow them to reach deep inside a tree trunk to catch insects.
We try to emulate the qualities of a Flameback in that we strive for strength, perseverance and skill. Our investment approach follows suit as well in that it is research driven and focused on implementing strategies with discipline. We don’t seek home runs but rather continuously search for patterns that can generate consistent returns.
We are a SEBI registered financial advisor with Registration Number INA200013798.
Kishan Murjani Nair, CFA, Principal and Founder
Kishan is the Principal of Flameback. He has knowledge and experience of more than a decade in investing for himself and professionally. He has also worked extensively in research and development of systematic and quantitative strategies for the Indian markets. Prior to Flameback, he was an analyst at Percentage Play, a proprietary trading firm. His investment philosophy is based on finding investment strategies that work and implementing them with discipline and without taking out-sized risks. He is a CFA Charterholder.
Vishal H, CTO
Vishal is the arcitecht of our tech plaform and has over a decade of experience in building software systems for various applications. He has a B.Tech degree from BITS Pilani and has completed his Masters in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon.
Angshuman Chowdhury, Advisor
Angshuman, an alumnus of IIT Kharagpur, has held senior positions in India, UK and Singapore in a career spanning four decades. He was instrumental in setting up the Mutual Fund for ANZ Grindlays Bank. Angshuman brings rare insights to Flameback Capital investment decision-making by his unique ability to synthesise conflicting perspectives – those of lender and investor as well as those of fundamental research and technical analysis with a strong risk management framework.
Sanjay Singhal, CA, Personal Finance and Tax Advisor
Sanjay is a tax planning professional. He has been associated in the field of finance for the past 20 years. He has vast experience in areas of financial planning for individuals and financial consultancy for companies. He holds a bachelor’s in commerce and hold professional degrees of Chartered Accountancy, Company Secretary at National level and Law degree from Karnataka State Law University. He specializes in Financial Management, Estate Management and Tax Planning. He has worked with Kotak Securities, Olam International, ICICI Bank Ltd before starting in Consultancy services.
Anila Abraham Kurien, Dealer and Operations
Anila has over two decades of experience working in various capacities for brokerage and trading houses. She has worked on HNI trading desks as a dealer in Kotak Securities, IIFL and Percentage Play. She understands principles of trade and risk management and is constantly overseeing that our operations are being implemented with discipline and prudence.
Shalini Jha, Software Developer
Shalini is a young and dedicated software developer that puts in the hours and effort required to develop and manage a complex technology platform. She assists the team in making sure the tech platforms are functioning and developing new strategies and tools.